Prizes

An international jury selects the World Press Photo of the Year and the World Press Photo Story of the Year and gives first, second, and third prizes in all categories.

All nominated photographers of the photo contest receive:

  • Inclusion in the World Press Photo year-long exhibition, which travels to 50 countries and is seen by more than 4 million people each year
  • Inclusion in the annual collectible yearbook, available in multiple languages with a worldwide distribution of more than 30,000
  • A diploma and Golden Eye Award

In addition, nominees are often featured in major publications and invited to speak at public events, exhibition openings, and lectures throughout the year.


World Press Photo of the Year and World Press Photo Story of the Year

The World Press Photo of the Year honors the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in that year. It has come to be regarded as the most prestigious international award for photojournalism in the world.

The World Press Photo Story of the Year award honors the photographer whose visual creativity and skills produced a story with excellent editing and sequencing that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance that year.

Both awards carry a cash prize of 10,000 euros. The winners also receive a World Press Photo of the Year Award/World Press Photo Story of the Year Award, created by Gijs Bakker, a Golden Eye Award and a diploma.